What are you reading?


(lilsteel) #161

P.745
Module C
Communications
Skills for the
Systems Analyst

As was the case in the biblical
Tower of Babel project,
a communication gap has developed
between the end-user and the
data processor.

The systems analyst is supposed to bridge
this communication gap.

p.746
Communicating with People

Three Audiences for Interpersonal
Communications During Projects

  1. The project team
  2. Your end-users
  3. Management

Use of Words : Turn-Ons and Turn-Offs

p.747
…leave your acronyms in the CIS offices!

Meetings, Presentations, and Walkthroughs

p.748
How to Run a Group Meeting
V - Meeting Purposes

1 Presentation Definition
2 Brainstorming Ideas
3 Problem Solving
4 Conflict Resolution
5 Progress Analysis
6 Gather Facts
7 Merge Facts

V - Meeting Location
Factors

1 Size of Room
2 Lighting
3 Noise from Outside
Room
4 Seating Arrangement
5 Temperature
6 Audiovisual Needs

p.749 Conduct the Meeting
Brainstorming can be an effective technique
for generating ideas during group meetings.

Follow Up on The Meeting

How to Make a Formal, Oral Presentation

V - Presentations Uses

1 Sell New system
2 Sell New Ideas
3 Sell Change
4 Head Off Criticism
5 Address Concerns
6 Verify Conclusions
7 Clarify Facts
8 Report Progress

p.751 Conducting The Presentation

p.752 Figure C.1 Guidelines for Visual Aids

p.753 DOCUMENTATION THAT CAN BE VERIFIED THROUGH
WALKTHROUGHS
Walkthroughs : A Peer Group Review Technique

p.754 Written Reports
Business and Technical Reports for
Systems Development

   **Systems Analysis Reports**

p.755 Figure C.2 Walkthrough Form
Walkthrough Report

p.756 Walkthrough Action List

p.757 Systems Design Reports
Request for proposals

    **Systems Implementation Reports**

p.758 Length of a Written Report
Organizing the Written Report
Primary Elements

p.759 Factual Format - - Administrative Format
Figure C.3 - Alternative Formats for Reports

      Secondary Elements Figure C.4

p.760 Writing the Business or Technical Report
Summary

p.761 Figure C.5 How to Write a Report

p.762 Problems and Exercises

p.764 Annotated References and
Suggested Readings

Gallagher, William J. - Writing The
Business and Technical Report
. 1978

Gildersleeve, Thomas R. - Successful Data
Processing Systems Analysis
. 1978

London, Keith - The People side of Systems. 1976

Machiavelli, Noccolò. - The Prince and
Discourses
, trans. Luigi Ricci. New York Random House, 1950.

Malloy, John T. - The Woman’s Dress for
Success Book
. 1975

Malloy, John T. - Dress for Success, 2nd ed. - 1987
“America’s first wardrobe engineer.”

Matthies, Leslie H. - The Management System:
Systems Are for People
. 1976

Smith, Randi Sigmund. - Written Communication
for Data Processing
. 1976

Strunk, William Jr., and E.B. White. - The
Elements of Style
. 1979

Stuart, Ann. - Writing and Analysing Effective
Computer System Documentation
. 1984

p. 766
Module D
Feasiblity and Cost-Benefit Analysis
Techniques.

Extracts of Quote(s) from
Systems Analysis and Design Methods , 2nd Edition
by Jeffrey Whitten (Author), Lonnie Bentley (Author) , and Dittman, before 1992
(99%).


(lilsteel) #162

WILLIAMS-SONOMA
Burger Night
DINNER SOLUTIONS
FOR EVERY
DAY OF
THE WEEK

KATE McMILLAN
ISBN 13: 978-1-61628-734-4
ISBN 10: 1-61628-734-9

$19.95 US / $22.95 CAN

It includes more than 50 recipes for tasty burgers,
condiments, salads, and sides, making it easy to mix
and match dishes for dinners that everyone will enjoy.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIN KUNKEL

CONTENTS
BURGERS
MEAT & POULTRY
SEAFOOD
VEGETARIAN
SIDES & SALADS


(Geo Eclipse Oksaras) #163
  1. Going Dark - Linda Nagata (Part 3 of 3)
  2. Corporate Liability - Kylie Chan

(lilsteel) #164

Willpower Doesn’t Work
Discover the Hidden Keys to Success
Benjamin Hardy
ISBN 978-0-316-44132-2

First Edition March 2018

PART I: Your Environment Shapes You

  1. Every Hero Is the Product of a Situation:
    Understand the Power of Surroundings
  2. How Your Environment Shapes You:
    The Myth of Willpower

PART II: How to Make Willpower Irrelevant

6. Remove Everything That
Conflicts with Your Decisions:
Substraction Is Productivity
7. Change Your Default Options:
Make Positive Choices Atuomatic
8. Create Triggers to Prevent Self-Sabotage:
Putting Failure-Planning to Work

PART III: OutSource High Performance and Success to Your Environment
9. Embed “Forcing Functions”
into Your Environment:
Make Change Happen
10. More Than Good Intentions"
How to Adapt to New
and Difficult Environments
11. Grow into Your Goals:
Outsource Your Motivation to
High Pressure Environments

14. Never Forget Where You Came From:
Remember the Environment Where You Began

Conclusion: No Matter Where You Are, You Can Change

If we do not create and control our environment our environment creates and controls us.

  • Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Well, no, willpower does work, however, it may not work the way you think.
Just to be a doctor is not enough to understand how it works and keep it in sync with reality.
That is also true when doctor try to create a loss of contact with reality, it does affect willpower.

Additionally, if someone tries to make willpower irrelevant and vain, they will also be liable, not the party who is targeted.


(LordOdysseus) #165

I’m currently reading Andy Weir’s The Martian. It can get a bit technical at times but nothing too confusing.


(lilsteel) #166

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Most of it have nothing to do with conflicts and related conditions.
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As stated, he doesn’t know why, but…
And indeed, what he doesn’t know doesn’t hurt.

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(lilsteel) #167

HOW To BEHAVE in a CROWD
a NOVEL by Camille Bordas

Copyright © 2017 by Camille Bordas

For Marie Cordoba

If speaking for someone else seems to be a mysterious
process, that may be because speaking to someone does
not seem mysterious enough.

_ _ _ Stanley Cavell

Fiction
ISBN 978-0-451-49755-0

Also available as an ebook and on audio
from Penguin Random House

Should I Stay or Should I Go?
A Guide to
Knowing if Your
Relationship
Can - and Should -
Be Saved

LUNDY BANCROFT
Author of Why Does He Do That?
and JAC PATRISSI

ISBN 978-0-425-23889-9
RELATIONSHIPS/SELF-HELP
$16.00 U.S.
$18.50 CAN

Copyright © 2011 by Lundi Bancroft and Judith Patrissi

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
(or Cataloguing)

Bancroft, Lundy, date.
_ Should I stay or should I go? : a guide to knowing if your relationship can - - and should - - be saved / Lundy bancroft and JAC Patrissi.
_ _ p. c.m.
_ 1. Interpersonal relationships. _ _ 2. Couples - - psychology.
3. Man-woman relationships. _ _ 4. Sex role. I. Title.

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

For Rythea, Patrick, and the little one
_ _ Lundy Bancroft

For you whose courageous spirit asks the question,
“Should I stay or should I go?”
and for Heidi Ehrenreich and Jeremiah McGillicuddy,
who helped me reset the stones of my foundation.
_ _ JAC Patrissi

(Personal Note added:

  1. Interpersonal relationships. is like the
    Inter-personal Skills of System Analysis and Communication Skills.)

CONTENTS

PART I
FOCUSING ON THE ROOT ISSUES

  1. Don’t All Relationships Have Problems?
  2. Is the Problem Immaturity?
  3. Is the Problem Addiction?
  4. Is the Problem Mental Health?
  5. Is the Problem Abuse or Control?
  6. Am I the Problem?

PART II
MOTIVATION FOR CHANGE - - HIS AND YOURS
7. What Makes a Man (Finally) Look at Himself

10. Setting “No-Matter-What-Happens” Goals for Yourself

PART II
ENTERING THE NEW PHASE
11. Men’s Work: What It’s Really All About
etc…


(Khergit Deserters) #168

Frederick Remington, Selected Writings I didn’t know that this artist also wrote. Mostly stories about traveling and talking to people in the U.S. frontier in the 1890s, some fiction stories.


(lilsteel) #169

Ah yes, the grand-father of my grand-father on my father’s side died in 1888, 1 year and a few months before that.

I found a new book today titled:

The Marriage Plan
by Aggie Jordan , Ph.D.

HOW TO MARRY YOUR SOULMATE IN ONE YEAR OR LESS
ISBN 0-7679-0601-2
US $18.95 /$28.95 CAN

AGGIE JORDAN, PH.D., began her career teaching
goal setting and achievement to executives at GM and
otehr Fortune 500 companies. Applying her motiva-
tional philosophies to marriage, she developed the
enormously successful seminar “The Marriage Plan,”
which she has presented to thousands of women.

THE MARRIAGE PLAN. Copyright © 2000 by Aggie Jordan, Ph.D.
All rights reserved.

  1. Mate selection. 2. Single women–Psychology
    FIRST EDITION

Robert DeLaurenti, the love of my heart
and soul, and the six couples whose stories
are told in this book for their courage
and their support


(lilsteel) #170

YOUR
RIGHT
TO BE
RICH
NAPOLEON HILL
Authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation

Originally published in 1961 (Brilliance Audio)
Copyright © 2015 by the Napoleon Hill Foundation

  1. Success.
  2. Success in business.
  3. Wealth

17 Principles of Success- -A Time-tested
Methodology for Bringing
More Prosperity
Into Your Life

#1 : Definiteness of Purpose
#2 : Mastermind
#3 : Applied Faith
#4 : Going the Extra Mile
#5 : Pleasing Personality
#6 : Personal Initiative
#7 : Positive Mental Attitude
#8 : Self-Discipline
#9 : Enthusiasm
#10 : Controlled Attention
#11 : Accurate Thinking
#12 : Learning from Adversity and
Defeat
#13 : Cooperation
#14 : Creative Vision or Imagination
#15 : Sound Health
#16 : Budget Time and Money
#17 : Law of Cosmic Habit Force

ISBN 978-0-399-17321-9

Profiting from
Weekly
Options

How to Earn Consistent Income Trading
Weekly Option Serials

Robert J. Seifert

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons is the oldest independent publishing company in the United States. With offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, Wiley is globally committed to developing and marketing print and electronic products and services for our customers’ professional and personal knowledge and understanding.

Copyright © 2015 by Robert J. Seifert. All rights reserved.

  1. Options (Finance)

To Ryan, aly, and Steph, how could I be so lucky?

Chapter 1 Market Psychology: The Mind-Set of a Trader
Chapter 2 Modern Markets
Chapter 3 Technical versus Fundamental Price Analysis
Chapter 4 Phases of the Market
Chapter 5 The Relationship of Time and Price
Chapter 6 Introduction to Options
Chapter 8 The Option Chain
Chapter 9 Option Trading Strategies
Chapter 10 Why Trade Weekly Options?
Chapter 11 Midterm Interview
Chapter 12 Standard Deviation – The Mathematics of the Price Cycle
Chapter 13 Trading in a Congestion Phase of the Market
Chapter 14 Trading in a Trending Phase of the Market
Chapter 15 Trading in the Blowoff Phase of the Market
Chapter 16 Selecting a Portfolio to Trade
Chapter 17 Managing Your Equity
Chapter 18 Organizing Trades and FAQs

Take on the derivatives market with
simple trades and dependable profit

$75.00 USA/$83.00 CAN
ISBN 978-1-118-98058-3


(lilsteel) #171

Copyright © 2018 The Estate of Thomas L. Clancy Jr. ; Rubicon Inc. ; Jack Ryan Enterprises, Ltd. ; and Jack Ryan Limited Partnership.
Penguin supports copyright.
Copyright fuels creativity, encourages diverse voices, promotes free speech, and creates a vibrant culture.

Tom Clancy Line of Sight / Mike Maden

ISBN 970735215931 (epub)

Europe today is a powder keg and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal… A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all. I cannot tell you when that explosion will occur, but I can tell you where. Some damned foolish thing in the Balkans will set it off.

ATTRIBUTED TO OTTO VON BISMARK

AT THE CONGRESS OF BERLIN, 1878.


(Denver Arran) #172

ISAAC ASIMOV
THE FOUNDATON NOVELS

FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE

A BANTAM TRADE PAPERBACK
SPECTRA
SCIENCE FICTION

US $14.00/ $16.50 CAN
ISBN 978-0-553-38258-7

image

PUBLISHING HISTORY
Doubleday edition published 1952
Bantam mass market edition published November 1991
Bantam hardcover edition / June 2004
Bantam trade paperback edition / May 2008

This is a work of fiction. _Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product
of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons,
living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All rights reserved.
Copyright © 1952, 1980 by the Estate of Isaac Asimov
Cover illustration copyright © 2004 by Stephen Youll
Cover design by Jamie S. Warren Youll

Book design by Karin Batten

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2003069136

To the memory of my father
(1896-1969)

CONTENTS
Prologue

PART I THE GENERAL
10 chapters
PART II THE MULE
Chapters 11. to 26.
25. - - Death of a Psychologist - - - 223
26. - - End of the Search - - - - - - - -225


(Khergit Deserters) #173

I read one or two books from the Foundation series, and they were surprizingly great. I’ll have to start again from the beginning someday, because I’ve forgotten too much to go forward.

With Wings Like Eagles: A History of the Battle of Britain, by Michael Korda. I wasn’t expecting it to be a page-turner, but it is. The guy who established the RAF Fighter Command was a gruff and surly genius and visionary. He foresaw what a future air war might be like, and set up an interlinked communications and control system before the war happened. A kindred soul to EVE player-types.


(lilsteel) #174

Star Wars
The Last Jedi
Expanded Edition

Jason Fry
New York Times Bestselliing Author

A long time ago in a galaxy far,
far away…

ISBN 978-1-5247-9711-9

U.S.A. $28.99
Canada $38.99

Written with input from director
Rian Johnson, this thrilling
adaptation of Star Wars: The
Last Jedi expands on the film to include
scenes from alternate versions of the script
and other additional content.

Featuring an 8-page color photo insert of
thrilling images from the hit movie

Copyright © 2018 by Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM
where indicated. All rights reserved.

Hardback ISBN 978-1-5247-9711-9
Ebook ISBN 978-1-5247-9712-6

The FIRST ORDER reigns.
Having decimated the peaceful
Republic, Supreme Leader Snoke
now deploys his merciless
legions to seize military
control of the galaxy.

Only General Leia Organa’s
small band of RESISTANCE fighters
stand against the rising
tyranny, certain that Jedi
Master Luke Skywalker will
return and restore a spark of
hope to the fight.

But the Resistance has been
exposed. As the First Order
speeds towards the rebel base,
the brave heroes mount a
desperate escape…

Authorized by the Estate of Isaac Asimov
I, Robot: to protect
Mickey Zucker Reichert
ISBN 978-0-451–46419-4
First Printing, November 2011
Copyright © The Estate of Isaac Asimov, 2011

For Pat Rogers,
Chief Warrant Officer 3, U.S. Marine Corps (retired),
Sergeant NYPD (retired), a real hero

Those people who think they know everything are a
great annoyance to those of us who do.

_ --Isaac Asimov

Chapter 1
July 2, 2035

Isaac Asimov’s
I, Robot: to obey
Mickey Zucker Reichert
ISBN 978-0-451-46428-8
First Printing, September 2013
Copyright © The Estate of Isaac Asimov, 2013

To Martin H. Greenberg,
who personified kindness and fairness in life, in business, in friendships.
Like a mentor, a brilliant inspiration who carved a path across the sky
to illuminate so many others, his own life far too fleeting.
We miss you, Marty.

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread
winding through our political and cultural life,
nurtured by the false notion that democracy means
that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

_ --Isaac Asimov

Chapter 1
June 27, 2036


(Lexie Huren) #175

I haven’t been reading regularly for a while, but I borrowed a book from the library today. It’s looking interesting so far.

Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
ISBN: 978-0-691-13861-9

It’s interesting to consider that the long term memory of the internet has had a significant impact on our lives, and that in the grand scheme of human existence this is still a fairly recent social change. It’s plain to see that it affects our decisions on how we express ourselves, knowing that a digital record is likely to be out there.

I’m looking forward to reading more of the book, and considering if this lasting digital memory has been damaging to society or beneficial. And if we’ve generally adapted to the change, or if it’s a work in progress.


(lilsteel) #176

Memory is a faculty which forgets , even if it does not forgive.
To forgive others offense against us as we would have them forgive ours against them is not only good for diplomacy and social relation, but it also is good to serve as a reminder that memory forgets, and that to be able to remember, we have to be able to forget, and forgive, even if lack of memory can be unforgiving.

Lecithin helps with long term memory retention, and many people in China use this for longevity.
Additionally, other products can help improve short term memory, or focus and attention.
However, if one does in fact focus more and give more attention, it is often easier to detect flaws in what is being observed, and find solution on how to improve it, not by consensus, and due to support and what those attacking want, but rather based on more scientific solution, designed in ways where those same groups are not actually supported or invested in to interfere against others.

It also gives more freedom to stop crime and get evidence, rather than control security and lead to justification of imbalances and attempts to cover it up.

That’s What (She) Said
Joanne Lipman

“ATTENTION, GOOD GUYS:
this book is for you. It’s a rare
guide on championing gender
equality that you’ll actually enjoy
reading and it’s full of strategies
for improving your workplace.”
– Adam Grant, New York Times
bestselling author of Option B
with Sheryl Sandberg

---->>> What Men
Need to Know
(AND WOMEN
NEED TO
TELL THEM)
About
Working
Together

ISBN 978-06-243721-1

“Woman” by Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir reprinted with permission from the
publisher and the author’s estate.

For Tom, Rebecca, and Andrew
And for Diane Lipman, matriarch of four generations of strong
women – and men

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. © 2018 by Joanne Lipman.


(Miko Jin) #177

I am reading “The man who broke into Auschwitz” true story

What an amazing story!


(lilsteel) #178

Johanna Lindsay
Marry Me by Sundown
ISBN 978-1-5011-6223-7
$26.00 U.S./$35.00 Can.

This book is a work of fiction.

Copyright © 2018 by Johanna Lindsey

decoy date
Mira Lyn Kelly

Copyright © 2019 by Mira Lyn Kelly
Cover and internal design © 2019 by Sourcebooks, Inc .
Cover design by Dawn Adams/Sourcebooks, Inc .
Cover image © Shirley Green Photography

Fake relationship. Real feelings. Big problems.
Romance _$8.99 U.S.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4926-3082-1

Tom Clancy
A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel
POINT OF
CONTACT

by Mike Maden

Singapore. …
Copyright © 2017 by The Estate of Thomas L. Clancy, Jr.; Rubicon, Inc.; Jack Ryan Enterprises, Ltd.; and Jack Ryan Limited Partnership Penguin supports copyright.


Subjects: LCSH: Ryan, Jack, Jr. (Fictitious character)–Fiction, |
Intelligence officers–United States–Fiction. | Terrorism–Prevention–
Fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Suspense. FICTION / Action &
Adventure. | GSFAD: Suspense fiction. | Spy stories.

LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov./2017011063
______ p. ______ cm.

ISBN 978-0-7352-1586-3


(lilsteel) #179

The Rule of Thoughts
The Mortality Doctrine | Book 2
Reality Just Became a Virtual Nightmare.
Teen Fiction
ISBN 978-0-385-74142-2
James Dashner
Text Copyright © 2014 by James Dashner

The Game of Lives
The Mortality Doctrine | Book 3
This Game Might Just Kill You.
Teen Fiction
ISBN 978-0-385-74144-6
James Dashner
Text Copyright © 2015 by James Dashner

Endgame , 1945
The Missing Final Chapter of World War II
David Stafford
ISBN-10: 0-316-10980-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-316-10980-2
Copyright © 2007 by David Stafford
for Ruth, who survived, and
in memory of
Sydney, who fought

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all
moonshine . . . War is Hell.
__ GENERAL WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN

VIDEO GAME HISTORY
GAME ON!
From PONG and PAC-MAN to MARIO, MINECRAFT, and more
Dustin Hansen
ISBN 978-1-250-08095-0

The developers of Halo 2 drank over twenty-four thousand gallons of soda while making the game.

Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent.

Learn about the creators and inspiration behind games,
discover historical trivia and easter eggs,
and explore the innovations that make each game special.

First Edition-2016

To the most talented men and women I’ve ever worked with, the (2004)
NFL Street Development Team. I could still whoop you all today. Well,
except Barney. That guy is a legend. And maybe Snagy. And Burnside.
Okay, and probably Vandy. But the rest of you would be mine.